Kate Smith Hour
For eight years (1937–45), The Kate Smith Hour was a leading radio variety show, offering comedy, music and drama with appearances by top personalities of films and theater. The nationwide audience was introduced to comedy by the show's resident comics, Abbott and Costello and Henny Youngman, while a series of sketches led to The Aldrich Family as a spin-off in 1940. She continued into the 1950s on the Mutual Broadcasting System, CBS, ABC, and NBC, doing both music and talk shows.
March 2, 2013
"hour" shows that are less than 1/2 hour in length
All 3 have obviously been butchered. I listened to the one with Al Jolson and it was almost entirely about a movie called "Swanee River". Abbott and Costello were named in the opening, but are never heard from. To add insult to injury, the show, as presented, was simply a dull, long ad for the film.